Safety Presentations


Our safety messages provide a different perspective on workplace safety – that of a first responder who may have to attend a premise during an emergency, such as a crime in progress, a fire, or a medical situation.

Safety Presentation Content

Over the years, our speakers have given hundreds of presentations to companies, organizations, students and conferences. The basic format of these presentations is to use the story of Const. John Petropoulos’ death as a powerful example of why workplace safety measures need to be in place for everyone who may attend a work site – and how to help make that happen.

Our five 30-second TV ads and Put Yourself in Our Boots safety video are shown during presentations to provide tangible examples of how risks in the physical work environment can be significantly minimized. If you make your workplace safe for first responders, then it is safer for everyone, including your own employees, contractors and visitors.


CliffUniformMugCliff O’Brien – Cliff is a Superintendent with the Calgary Police Service and he also serves as a Director with the JPMF. A founding member of the Memorial Fund, Cliff was a good friend and classmate of John’s. He is proud to talk about workplace and traffic safety in an effort to prevent future injuries and fatalities to first responders.


Maryanne_B&WMaryanne Pope – Maryanne was married to John Petropoulos and is the Board Chair of the JPMF. She is the author of A Widow’s Awakening and also writes short stories, blogs, play scripts and screenplays. She is the founder and CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions Inc.


 Maryanne Pope at WINx Chicago 2017

 Cliff O’Brien, 2017

As a registered Canadian charity we do not profit from our safety presentations. They are offered as a public service and a way to educate people about workplace safety. Any donations generated through presentations are reinvested into the JPMF so we can continue to deliver safety presentations and other safety initiatives.

Presentation Topics:

  • Occupational Health & Safety (OHS)
  • Traffic Safety
  • First Responder Safety
  • Safety Culture
  • Safety Performance
  • Safety News and Trends
  • Safety Videos
  • Hazard Identification
  • Effective Communication
  • Distracted Driving
  • Yielding to Emergency Vehicles
  • Slow Down/Move Over legislation
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Safety tips/discussions specific to your audience
Click here to see a list of the organizations we have delivered safety presentations to.


“Maryanne Pope delivered a provoking and powerful presentation which strongly resonated with the fire crews in attendance. Her story brought home, with gravity, the message of workplace safety. By putting the public in the boots of first responders, Maryanne’s experience puts a face on the men and women who serve on the front lines daily.” 

– Gary Charlton, Assistant Chief, Victoria Fire Rescue

“Your presentation drives a strong message and we will incorporate this material into our safety awareness presentations.”  

– Comment from Grande Prairie presentation

“I enjoyed this presentation. Make this presentation available to every organization if possible.”  

– Feedback from Lethbridge presentation

“Excellent presentation!  The PSAs were really informative.”

– Comment from Calgary presentation

“On a personal note, my father was killed in a workplace accident many years ago and because of something, like so many workplace accidents, that could have been very easily changed or rectified – ‘one person makes a difference.’  So I thank you sincerely from the bottom of my heart for continuing to convey the importance and simplicity of this message.”

 – Anonymous

“This presentation has great content.  It provides a change of perspective on safety.”

– Feedback from Grande Prairie presentation


Presentation aims to save lives of first responders by Patrick Callan, Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune

Workplace safety about more than hardhats by Elizabeth McSheffrey, Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune

Helping to Protect Our Protectors by Paul Everest, Olds Albertan


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